The Late Movies: Readers' Choice Power Ballads

Erica Palan

Due to fantastic reader response to last week’s Late Movies: Power Ballads, we’re back with a handful of suggestions taken directly from our commenters.

What Lies Beneath: Libya's Great Manmade River

Erik Sass

© Inacio Rosa/epa/Corbis Muammar Qaddafi is clearly hated by many of his own people, and rightly so: in addition to kidnapping, torturing, and murdering political dissidents, over 40 years of misru

The Chef Who Plays With His Food

Jill Harness

If you think this is a picture of nachos, you'd be forgiven. That was most certainly the intention of Homaro Cantu when he created the dish.

Dissecting Elmo Live

Chris Higgins

Elmo Live is a fairly complex robot -- for an Elmo toy, anyway.

The Ides of March

Miss Cellania

Today is March 15th, which is known as the Ides of March. So, what does that mean, exactly? And how are we supposed to celebrate? The

Sketching all of New York

Colin Patrick

The website All of the Buildings in New York exists for one reason. To display illustrations. Illustrations of what, you ask? Illustrations of all the buildings in New York.

Brain Game: Elgin Tufnel

For today's Tuesday Test Time, you'll be given a list of names. The last names are fine as-is, but the first names are words that are all jumbled up.

Morning Cup of Links: Princess Run

Miss Cellania

How "Dungeons & Dragons" changed my life. Gen X looks back with nostalgia and appreciation.

The Late Movies: First Person

Ransom Riggs

Errol Morris, Oscar-winning director of The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line, and Fast, Cheap and Out of Control is one of our best documentary filmmakers.

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Who Appeared on Game Shows Pre-Stardom

Stacy Conradt

Before they were stars, they were just like us - they had big dreams of Rod Roddy calling their name on The Price is Right and visions of throwing an impossible question back into the face of a stunne

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs (The Southwest)

Ethan Trex

We may not be much help in filling out your bracket.

Meltdown at Three Mile Island (Documentary)

Chris Higgins

As I type this, there are at least two nuclear reactors in serious danger of meltdown in Japan. I think they are already in partial meltdown.

If You Watch It Backwards ...

Ransom Riggs

New internet meme alert!

Brain Game: Math Square #66

Welcome to the Monday Math Square, a puzzle designed to get your noggin in gear to start the week.

Morning Cup of Links: Pi Day

Miss Cellania

The biggest earthquake ever in Japan was also the most scientifically documented.